La Iniciativa de Independencia Comunitaria llega a la Costa Central de California

Angela Serrano Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

This post is also available on the Root Change blog in English. A principios de 2021, Root Change se asoció con People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH), la organización de vivienda sin fines de lucro con más años de servicio en la costa central de California para realizar un programa piloto de la Iniciativa de Independencia Comunitaria (CII por sus siglas en …

The Community Independence Initiative Reaches California’s Central Coast

Angela Serrano Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

Esta publicación también está disponible en el blog de Root Change en español. In early 2021 Root Change partnered with People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH), the longest-serving nonprofit affordable housing organization on the Central Coast of California, to pilot the Community Independence Initiative (CII). CII is a peer-driven change model that invests in the talents, strengths, and ingenuity of people living in …

Aprendizajes de los programas piloto de la Iniciativa de Independencia Comunitaria en 3 países

RootChange Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

Hace casi dos años, anunciamos el lanzamiento de la Iniciativa de Independencia Comunitaria (IIC) y el inicio de proyectos piloto en México, Colombia y Filipinas en colaboración con Children International. Los proyectos piloto fueron un esfuerzo para identificar nuevos enfoques para mejorar el bienestar de los niños, y para aprender sobre los beneficios de la IIC para las familias, los …

What We’ve Learned from Piloting the Community Independence Initiative in 3 Countries

Rachel Dickinson Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

Almost two years ago, we announced the launch of the Community Independence Initiative (CII) and the start of pilots in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines in partnership with Children International. The pilots were an effort to identify new approaches for improving the well-being of children, and to learn about the benefits of CII for families, children, and INGOs alike. To …

Programa piloto CII para la recuperación de negocios en Oakland

RootChange Reimagining Projects

Cuatro empresarios de Oakland, California están recaudando fondos para reconstruir sus negocios después de Covid. ¡Apóyalos hoy!  La pandemia de Covid-19 ha impactado en la vida de millones de personas en todo Estados Unidos. Las pequeñas empresas se han visto especialmente afectadas por la pandemia mundial, ya que muchas han cerrado durante largos periodos de tiempo. Estas pequeñas y microempresas …

CII Oakland Business Recovery Pilot

RootChange Reimagining Projects

Four Entrepreneurs in Oakland California are raising funds to re-build their businesses post-Covid. Support them today!  The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of millions of people across the United States. Small businesses were especially hit hard by the global pandemic, with many closing for long periods of time. These small to micro-businesses play a critical role in the local …

Youth Excel: Using Feedback to Foster Equity and Collaboration

Dinah Sandoval Reimagining Projects

The USAID-funded Youth Excel program officially launched last week! Youth Excel will support young leaders and youth-led and youth-serving organizations to conduct implementation research to improve youth programming, build youth networking skills, and generate dialogue between young people and adult decision-makers to shape better policies, programs, and development agendas. To do this well, Youth Excel aims to foster a safe …

The Net Promoter Score for Social Sector Feedback

Alexis Banks Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

To what extent do you feel that you are meaningfully involved in decisions around the activities you participate in? How comfortable do you feel expressing your views when you disagree with our ideas or actions? Do you trust that we will listen to your feedback and use it to improve our relationship? These are just a few of the powerful …

DPMI Moves to Its New Institutional Home: Root Change

RootChange Reimagining Projects

We are thrilled to announce that the Program in Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation (DPMI) has transitioned to a new institutional home in 2021, Root Change! Launched in 2003 at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the 3-week intensive program now has 2,200 alumni. The shift from a graduate school to an innovative, ground-breaking NGO offers participants many …

Malawian Social Labs Take Steps Towards Self-reliance

RootChange Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects

About the Authors Emas Potolani and Myson Jambo are Root Change’s Social Lab Field Managers and Malawi Ambassadors who served on the frontlines of a USAID-funded Local Works Initiative in Malawi. The purpose of the Social Lab is to test alternative approaches to supporting, sustaining and measuring locally owned and led development. The Social Labs were formed as a result …